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Australian Wildlife

Australian Introduced Animals



Camels

Dromedary Camel
(Camelus dromedarius)
Dromedary Camel
Thousands of camels were imported into Australia between 1840 and 1907 to open up the arid areas of central and western Australia. They were used for riding, and as draught and pack animals for exploration and construction of rail and telegraph... Click to continue>

Cattle, Sheep, Goats

Water Buffalo
(Bubalus bubalus)
Water Buffalo
Water buffalo are large dark colour with thick neck and heavy spreading horns. They were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalos were abandoned in 1949 and the... Click to continue>

Deer

Chital
(Axis axis)
Chital
The Chital is a reddish deer with white spots from the neck to the rump and down onto the hind thighs. There is a dark stripe down the back. The underside is whitish. The inside legs and underside of the tail are also white. Males are darker and... Click to continue>
Hog Deer
(Cervus porcinus)
Hog Deer
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Red Deer
(Cervus elaphus)
Red Deer
The Red Deer is the largest deer in Australia. The fur is reddish brown with a buff patch on the rump. The throat and underside are greyish. Males have a shaggy mane on neck and spreading antlers with 5 to 8 points (tines). The Red Deer is the same... Click to continue>
Rusa
(Cervus timorensis)
Rusa
Rusa are a medium sized deer. The coarse coat is dark grey-brown in winter and reddish brown after summer moult. The underside is cream or pale grey. Some males have a white throat patch. The tail is fairly long and pointed with dark tip. Males have... Click to continue>
Sambar
(Cervus unicolor)
Sambar
The Sambar is the most widespread introduced deer in Australia. It is dark brown or blackish with coarse, short fur and large rounded ears. The males have mane of longer fur round the neck. The underside is pale grey. Adult males develop antlers... Click to continue>
Fallow Deer
(Dama dama)
Fallow Deer
The Fallow Deer is reddish brown with white spots on the body. The underparts are whitish. The rump is whitish bordered with black. The tail is black above and white below. The male has antlers with multiple points that are flattened and webbed in... Click to continue>

Dogs

Dingo
(Canis lupus)
Dingo
The Dingo is the only native dog in Australia. Believed to have arrived in Australia about 4000-6000 years ago, and were probably introduced through trading between Aboriginal people and Indonesians fishing in local waters. Australia's largest... Click to continue>
Red Fox
(Vulpes vulpes)
Red Fox
The Red Fox is pale yellowish red to deep reddish brown on the upper parts and white or pale gray underneath. The lower part of the legs is usually black, and the nose is dark brown or black. The tail has a white or black tip. and the tail usually... Click to continue>


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